Home Computing Weekly #37 (15th November 1983) (Generic, Magazine)
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It's a most enjoyable fun game and very addictive, if a trifle pricey.
Very well written... Excellent graphics and sound.
It is very well-presented and plays some classical music between games.
An original game which, in my opinion, would have benefited from some further development.
The whole idea seems to be aimed at the younger player, and I don't mean that in any patronizing way - it isn't necessarily a bad thing.
The Oric's super sound has not been stretched to its full capability, but this may be viewed as a blessing by any non-micro freaks in the neighbourhood.
The colours and definition used in the graphics are top quality and cannot be criticised.
A high score feature is provided and, since the grid runner can move up and down as well as side to side, a high degree of hand/eye co-ordination is required.
The game didn't appeal to me - I soon got bored with it! It isn't really fast enough for anyone over 10.
A must for Oric owners... Use of graphics is among the best so far.
In one room, the wrong decision causes the program to wipe itself out - a nuisance in class because valuable time is wasted reloading.
This game demonstrates how home computers should really be used, and puts all arcade games to shame.
A valuable and useful pack for both school and home.
Good at home or in the classroom, but unfortunately a solitary trek.
Fun for the youngsters with a minimal amount of supervision - I would even be happy to see this one in a playschool.
The ultimate solution to the adventure is difficult to achieve except, perhaps, for the experienced player.
A superb example of a real application for a home computer.
I would not recommend this to a dedicated adventure game player.
A well-designed and fully documented game, which makes a refreshing change from zapping aliens.
A game for the thinker - and I'll bet it will be a while before the cash is won.
Once run, its function is completed... The only other use could be at parties... Who will buy it?
Contains a plea from the author not to copy the program as he's trying to earn a living from it; on the basis of this work he's likely to starve to death.
I would think Chairman Mao's little red book is probably more interesting and better value for money than this.
At this price, I would stick to the birthday method.
A useful addition to the Spectrum library, which could find application at school as well as at home.
While it might appeal to children, it is too boring for adults, and really needs something to spice it up in order to make it worth its price tag.
As much consideration has been given to the overall presentation of the program as in the play itself.
Both games have good graphics and sound. Neither is disadvantaged by the inevitable slowness of TI Basic.
Control of the landers is either by joystick or keyboard.
Quite a good game, made that much better by having such a range of difficulty levels.